When I Saw Billy Elliot…

This weekend I saw the play, Billy Elliot.

First, if you haven’t seen it, see it!  If you haven’t seen the movie, see it!!


leather and evil eye bracelet for men


My parents took me and the grandkids to a very small playhouse where the cast is all volunteers and the performances are sooooooo good, you just cannot even fathom buying the tickets on goldstarevents.com because you feel like you are cheating the playhouse.  That being said, the play message moved me.


It wasn’t the time and energy and skill that goes into a production at a volunteer playhouse that moved me.  In all honesty, my daughter is on dance team, so I know about endless rehearsals and lessons.


 It was the message of a dream.

 And the right to be who we are. 


Sure, the manly dad and brother are who they are, and the cross-dresser is who he is.  And the boy Elliot just wanted to dance because it made him feel like nothing else in the world.  He is who he is.   What a blessing to be able to soar and be at peace with who you are.  I only hope that my children grow up to be who they want to be in life, and if I am ever found being stubborn, as the father in the play was, that I can change and grow as he does.

It really makes you think.  About life, happiness and what makes a person seek happiness.

That being said, it is the perfect moment to introduce a new line of jewelry that we are toying with–men’s bracelets.  You see, if a guy wants to wear a sparkly and shiny beaded bracelet– Damn It He Should!!!

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He should.


This new selection is found online at www.alefbet.com, and keeping within the beloved theme of evil eyes and hamsas, we are, of course, highlighting spiritual symbols.  (You didn’t think we wouldn’t, right?)


The combination of sparkling black and turquoise cubic zircon stones are all hand-set in this evil eye amulet and strung on sterling silver beads.


This look here is a bit different, as the sterling silver beads are blackened with a rhodium plating and strung together with an evil eye charm in the center.  The other designs are combination of leather with a sword, and the other a set of three movable stones within a bar.


We encourage you to wear your bling proudly, flaunt your style loudly, but most of all be yourself.  Be happy in your skin– be proud of your accomplishments and learn from your failures.  And do as Billy Elliot did and take a leap and try because you never know where life is going to take you.


If you’d like to check out this new collection of men’s bracelets, visit and click alefbet.com